How much does a Animator make?

Updated Jul. 31, 2021
$57,324 /yr
Average Base Pay

257 salaries

$36K

Low

$57K

Average

$91K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Animator is $57,324 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see Animator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 257 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Animator employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Animator$57,324 /yr
L3
Senior Animator$80,026 /yr
L4
Lead Animator$89,344 /yr
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$54,561

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$56,112

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$71,151

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Mercury Filmworks
3.9

Mercury Filmworks

Animator

$42,312

 /yr
Range: $23K - $65K
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$23K

$65K

$23,079 - $64,879 Range

WildBrain
4.1

WildBrain

Animator

$56,209

 /yr
Range: $50K - $64K

$50K

$64K

$49,883 - $63,633 Range

Bardel Entertainment
4.4

Bardel Entertainment

Animator - Monthly

$3,437

 /mo
Range: $1K - $5K

$1K

$5K

$1,330 - $5,356 Range

MPC
3.4

MPC

Animator - Contractor

$51,673

 /yr
Range: $36K - $104K

$36K

$104K

$36,000 - $104,447 Range

Jam Filled Entertainment
4.1

Jam Filled Entertainment

Animator

$47,211

 /yr
Range: $35K - $67K

$35K

$67K

$35,000 - $66,802 Range

Bardel Entertainment
4.4

Bardel Entertainment

Animator - Monthly Contractor

$4,237

 /mo
Range: $2K - $5K

$2K

$5K

$2,351 - $5,006 Range

Ubisoft
3.9

Ubisoft

Animator

$54,610

 /yr
Range: $28K - $80K

$28K

$80K

$28,098 - $80,264 Range

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Imageworks
3.8

Imageworks

Animator

$85,949

 /yr
Range: $69K - $101K

$69K

$101K

$69,063 - $100,501 Range

Framestore
4.2

Framestore

Animator

$72,506

 /yr
Range: $51K - $119K

$51K

$119K

$51,014 - $119,495 Range

Mainframe Studios
4.3

Mainframe Studios

Animator

$61,749

 /yr
Range: $44K - $77K

$44K

$77K

$43,824 - $76,692 Range

Cinesite
3.9

Cinesite

Animator

$78,798

 /yr
Range: $49K - $83K

$49K

$83K

$48,659 - $83,311 Range

Guru Studio
4.2

Guru Studio

Animator - Contractor

$66,453

 /yr
Range: $40K - $76K

$40K

$76K

$39,907 - $76,036 Range

Titmouse
3.6

Titmouse

Animator - Monthly

$4,830

 /mo
Range: $4K - $5K

$4K

$5K

$3,604 - $5,330 Range

Mainframe Studios
4.3

Mainframe Studios

Animator - Contractor

$57,487

 /yr
Range: $40K - $77K

$40K

$77K

$40,123 - $76,632 Range

Arc Productions
2.7

Arc Productions

Animator

$62,352

 /yr
Range: $47K - $72K

$47K

$72K

$47,001 - $72,110 Range

Atomic Cartoons
4.6

Atomic Cartoons

Animator - Hourly

$27

 /hr
Range: $22 - $30

$22

$30

$22 - $30 Range

Arc Productions
2.7

Arc Productions

Animator - Contractor

$58,654

 /yr
Range: $48K - $80K

$48K

$80K

$48,350 - $79,760 Range

Copernicus Studios

Animator

$41,420

 /yr
Range: $32K - $48K

$32K

$48K

$31,710 - $48,275 Range

Imageworks
3.8

Imageworks

Animator - Contractor

$77,036

 /yr
Range: $65K - $95K

$65K

$95K

$64,936 - $94,563 Range

Atomic Cartoons
4.6

Atomic Cartoons

Animator - Monthly Contractor

$4,310

 /mo
Range: $3K - $6K

$3K

$6K

$3,232 - $5,538 Range

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Frequently asked questions about an Animator salaries

The national average salary for a an Animator is $57,324 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see an Animator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 257 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Animator employees.

The highest salary for a an Animator in Canada is $90,883 per year.

The lowest salary for a an Animator in Canada is $36,156 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent animator salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$15
hourly
An Animator in the Toronto Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Contract
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$80,000
per year
A Vfx Animator in the Montreal Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$26
hourly
A 2D Animator in the Vancouver Area area reported making $26 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$62,000
per year
A Vfx Animator in the Montreal Area area reported making $62,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$43
hourly
A Key Animator in the Vancouver Area area reported making $43 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$50,000
per year
A FX Artist in the Vancouver Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Contract
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
$5,200
monthly
An Animator in the Vancouver Area area reported making $5,200 per month
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$48,000
per year
A 3D Animator in the Ottawa Area area reported making $48,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Ottawa Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private